5 players that must be on Wrexham AFC's transfer radar ASAP
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5 players that must be on Wrexham AFC’s transfer radar ASAP

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Wrexham’s latest promotion is another boost in their quest to ascend the English pyramid. But who should they sign for the League One season?

Wrexham’s incredible journey continued last week, with a 6-0 victory at the Racecourse securing back-to-back promotions and a return to the third division for the first time since 2005.

The Welsh side must begin planning for their forthcoming season in competition One if they are to have a solid start in such a competitive competition.

The club’s financial might has been put to use in recent seasons, with the signings of Paul Mullin and Steven Fletcher standing out.

With a transfer spree expected to continue, here are five acquisitions they could make ahead of the next season:

Benji Magee

With Wrexham’s average age presently the second highest in League Two, they may use the opportunity to recruit a younger player.

Northern Irish forward Benji Magee, then, is the ideal man for the Red Dragons to sign as they seek to strengthen their assault.

Magee has 18 goals and one assist in all competitions for NIFL club Loughall, and he is out of contract in the summer, so no big money is required for the 21-year-old.

With Wrexham and others allegedly keeping an eye on the forward, it would not be surprising to see him team up with Paul Mullin next year.

Jonson Clarke-Harris

If Wrexham want to acquire a striker who will surely score goals in League One, they should look no further than Clarke-Harris.

After been connected with the forward in the January transfer window, this would be an ideal moment to re-sign the 29-year-old, who is out of contract at Peterborough in the summer.

With an incredible record of 107 goals in 276 games in the third tier, they will undoubtedly face competition from other clubs for his services.

However, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s financial resources may be sufficient to persuade him to relocate to North Wales.

Marvin Johnson

Ryan Reynolds’ signature signing is that of an experienced campaigner, and Sheffield Wednesday winger Johnson might be the ideal candidate.

The 33-year-old, who was promoted with the Owls from League One last season, understands what it takes to get a team to the second tier.

In addition, having usually played on the left side of a back five, he will integrate seamlessly into Parkinson’s system and can either complement or start ahead of James McClean.

It would come as little surprise if Johnson, who is out of contract, signed with the Racecourse, and he would be an excellent addition to an already experienced squad.

Arthur Okonkwo

Arthur Okonkwo, the most feasible signing on this list, has had a fantastic season on loan from Arsenal, and this move is likely to become permanent in the summer.

According to the Independent, the Red Dragons are quite keen in pursuing a deal, and his contract is set to expire in June, which increases their chances. It’s not surprising that they want to re-sign the 22-year-old.

He has been a revelation, with the highest save percentage in the league and the second-most goals avoided, stopping 9.4 fewer shots than projected, according to FotMob. Speaking to Goal, Okonkwo stated, “Arsenal is still my dream,” but it would be no surprise if Wrexham’s number 33 became their number one.

Cheyenne Dunkley

Finally, we have Chey Dunkley. The Shrewsbury skipper has had a rough season at Salop, and with the club reorganizing, it is unlikely they will be able to meet his pay demands in pursuit of a new contract.

Parkinson may see his ability to thrive in a back three system, as well as his leadership skills in a division in which he excels, as vital. Furthermore, the large defender has a keen eye for goal, having scored 22 in his past five League One campaigns, which is an impressive total.

Coming into the latter stages of his career, this move would undoubtedly make sense, and Dunkley would likely jump at the chance to line up in Parkinson’s back three.

 

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